You can make really nice receiving blankets for just a couple dollars. I found this fabric on clearance at Hobby Lobby (my FAVORITE store), although the clearance price wasn’t as cheap as I wanted it, but I just LOVED the fabric, so I bought a couple of yards! We have FIVE babies due at our church and I may need to give this one away! )
After washing and drying your fabric, cut it to the desired size.
Press a 1/4" (or there about) seam back twice as to hide your raw edge,
do this all the way around.
Then use whichever stitch you’d like, just try to keep it straight.
Press again to make sure it is good and flat.
For this blanket I used some nice fun fur type yarn.
It was regular $4.00 and I got it for 99 cents! Can’t beat that! )
Any fun type yarn/string will work.
I used a small steel crochet hook, inserted it,
made a single crochet, chain 3,
made another single crochet about an inch over.
So the yarn is ‘looped’
but you can not tell because it’s fun fur! )
Now wouldn’t this be a neat receiving blanket for a family that had a farm? )
So keep your eye on the fabric on the clearance racks and
you can whip up a bunch of receiving blankets in no time for just a few dollars!
This one was made with a steel crochet hook and pink thread.
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With purple fun fur.
Titus 2:3 says that we are to be
"...teachers of good things...".
We believe that part of these good things are practical skills that we all need in every day life to care for our family and neighbors.
One of our primary responsibilities as parents is equip our children with the skills and tools to one day be productive, well rounded adults. Children need to be exposed to many different areas of work. Not only should they know how to work, but they should want to work.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;
establish the work of our hands for us-
yes, establish the work of our hands.